Anthony Obas ’20, founder of Guided by Obas, returns to his roots to inspire youth in Harlem

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Anthony Obas ’20 has always aspired to make a difference.  Growing up in Harlem, he was deeply invested in his community.  At Syracuse University he found a passion for entrepreneurship, both as a Whitman major and as a member of the LaunchPad.  Now a brand consultant, independent artist and published author, he is combining those skills and passion.  His company, Guided by Obas, is flourishing as he travels extensively representing talent and on his book speaking tours.  And, he has returned to his roots, now teaching at the same Harlem school he attended.  It’s been exactly ten years since he graduated from St. Charles Borromeo, just two blocks from where he grew up.  Now, he is a teacher there, helping build community and “guiding others” to find their superpower.  He can’t help but see a glimpse of himself.  The school recognized him this month with a wonderful feature story on that journey.  Read it here.

Anthony Obas (left) with friends at his 2012 St. Charles Borromeo graduation